Marcell Ozuna has rebounded from a miserable 2022 and start to the 2023 season to dominate in May. But can the Braves count on that moving forward?
The last time that the used Marcell Ozuna in April came on the 26th when he went 1-for-4 against the Marlins. That completed an absolute disastrous first month of the season for the outfielder/DH who had become a headache-inducing presence in Cobb County in which he slashed .085/.194/.203 through the end of April.
Everything has changed in May, though, as the slugger has emerged from a years-long hibernation of sorts.
Since the calendar turned over, Ozuna has been on an absolute tear, slashing .338/.404/.713 for the month with nine home runs, three doubles and 20 RBI. Legitimately, he's been one of the best bats in the lineup throughout May, which is obviously saying quite a lot when it comes to the .
For the season as a whole now, Ozuna is hitting .230 with a .811 OPS and 0.4 WAR. But the question in Atlanta isn't if he's been great in May — it's if this is the Ozuna we can expect to see for the rest of the season, or if he's due to revert back to near-unplayable form.